Jake Meyer’s grisly discovery

Jake Meyer made a grisly discovery while he was heading back down K2. After a number of avalanches, much snow had been removed from a lower section of the mountain. He saw an odd looking object and went over to see what it was. It was a human hand. He was not sure if it was a year old or 50 years old.

He continues in his blog,

“The radius and the ulna had snapped mid way down the wrist and it was missing all four fingers. Just the thumb was still intact, and the deep reddy-brown of the palm looked akin to beef jerky – glistening in the sun. It was impossible to tell whether i t was a couple of years old, or 50 years old. I realsied that it was probably related to a foot that had been found nearby about a month ago, so I moved it to the side and buried it under a pile of rocks in the scree.”



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